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Northern Rail Traincar Inn

Certificate of Excellence
1730 Highway 3, Two Harbors, MN 55616
Northern Rail Traincar Inn
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I spent two nights here. Super friendly and definitely clean! We would highly recommend everyone to spend time here! It's slightly off the beaten path and very calm and relaxing. The only thing that would have made the stay better is slightly less rain, but that was out of everybody's control. Books and games and DVD's are... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were taking our first trip to the Duluth area on our Harley adventure. I knew I wanted something a little different. I am a Groupon junkie and Northern Rail Traincar Inn had a special Groupon rate. So, I booked our weekend and fell in the love with the place. We stayed in a Porter room. From... More 

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Woodbury, Minnesota, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

My 10 year old son and I were looking for an adventure while my husband and daughter were at the Daddy/Daughter Dance. He asked for a trip to the northshore or a train. I found both! The owner was fabulous, giving 2 newcomers to Two Harbors a map and suggested tour. The DVD library had the Christopher Reeves Superman series(which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We enjoyed our 1st stay at Northern Rail. The location is perfect to explore the north shore. The rooms were very clean and incredibly quiet. The owners are super nice. If we find ourselves vacationing in this area again we will definitely stay here.

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We have been here before and really enjoyed it again this time. The owners are incredibly nice and run this establishment very well. There are games and friendly people in the common areas as well as a lot of dvds to watch in your room. We will be back because it is a great place to stay and central to... More 

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St. Paul, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My daughter and I stayed in a boxcar for our spring hiking trip! While the space seemed limited at first, it was really all we needed: 2 queen beds, 2 small dressers, and a bathroom/shower. Each room has a TV with built in DVD player. The beds were firm, but the sheets felt like cream when we crawled in. Rain... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We loved this place! Had read it about a few years ago but this was our first chance to stay at the Northern Rail Traincar Inn. We had originally booked a conductors room which was a great room (we took a peek) but decided to upgrade to a King Conductors Suite mainly because we loved the kingsize bed. The room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

We were very impressed with how clean and nice the rooms were. Service was great and the amenities were just right. The perfect location for a unique, quiet, relaxing night in nature while trying something different from your average hotel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My wife and I stayed here for my birthday back in November and had a lovely time relaxing, playing games, and enjoying all that Two Harbors has to offer. I should have written a review then, but life moves fast and I didn't take the time. Now my stay this time was completely unplanned. You see, I was supposed to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Love this place, have stayed several times and each time was very nice. The decor of the rooms is fabulous, each room has a different theme and the bedding and furnishings are so homey, not your standard hotel room! We stayed right before Christmas and the hotel was decorated so nicely, very homey feel!

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